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Ethical Fashion Forum

Ethical Fashion Forum

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Zero Waste Skirt Tutorial We haven’t heard from zero waste extraordinaire Frankie Campbell in a little while. She’s been a busy bee working on a new, exciting collection! Hopefully we’ll see more of that in the coming months, but for now, here she is with a fabulous zero waste skirt for you to sink your teeth into. Fabrics Suitable for lightweight fabrics, cotton, georgette, silk, bamboo. (It gets a little too thick on the waist otherwise.) Career in fashion and clothing jobs description So you want to work in fashion and clothing? The fashion and clothing industry offers an exciting range of careers for young people at all levels and employs nearly half a million people. Even though the manufacture of clothes, shoes and textiles increasingly now takes place overseas, the UK still maintains a significant base, provided by numerous small companies often centred in specific geographical areas.

The GreenShows How much do you normally spend on your clothing? If you are like most average Americans, you have likely grown accustomed to spending around $10 on a t-shirt and around $100 on a more intricate item (say, a dress, jacket or shoes). Unfortunately, these prices that so many of us are used to are too low. Clothing For The Urban Bike Rider Based in Providence, R.I., we created the eponymous Cleverhood, a smart-looking, high-performance street cape. The ‘hood is designed, crafted and manufactured in the US, putting good people to work. It’s inspired by the slow bike movement and the simple, elegant way that the bike is affecting broad change in our cities. Fewer cars mean less traffic and pollution. Bikes bring people closer to their local surroundings.

Exciting Breakthrough In Recycled Cotton Fabric Have you heard the news? The textile industry is abuzz with a miraculous new fibre. Lenzing, a company well-known and respected for its sustainable innovations, has just launched a new product combining their groundbreaking wood-based fibre, Tencel, and cotton waste fibre. Known as the “Next Generation Tencel Fibre”, it is being heralded as the most eco-friendly fibre on the planet. This is a huge development for the environment and responsible design around the world.

Fashion and textile design This page has been designed to give a starting point for those looking into careers in fashion and textile design. What is Fashion and Textile Design? The fashion and textile industry has always recruited certain types of graduates – designers and production managers, but recruitment is broadening. Key reasons for this are the increasing importance of business and technical skills to a company’s success and a growing trend towards international business. Each year 3,000 students graduate from fashion-related courses and as a result the supply of fashion design graduates outstrips industry demand by about 600%. So to succeed you are going to have to be amongst the best.

MISSION — MANUFACTURE NEW YORK Manufacture New York is anchored in our CEO and Founder, Bob Bland’s, practical experience over a decade as a NYC designer, and her desire to help create social good within the fashion industry at large, especially here in New York City. If something like Manufacture New York already existed, she would be a member & produce her fashion label there. However, with the current infrastructure of domestic apparel manufacturing dwindling, we simply have to create a new model and ecosystem. Gucci launches 'zero-deforestation' handbag March 07, 2013 Green Gucci handbags. Courtesy of Gucci Gucci has rolled out a collection of 'zero-deforestation' handbags.

Tonlé, Cambodia's Largest Ethical Apparel Brand, Employs Zero-Waste Principles Cambodia-based eco-fashion brand Tonlé are all about zero-waste production. They are currently the largest ethical apparel brand in the country, offering fair wages and a secure working environment since 2013. Their motivations stem from what they refer to on their website as the “enormous global problem” of excess waste material when factories value profit over the environment. From the get-go Tonlé decided to make this waste fabric their main component in their designs. Around 90% of their materials are recycled from factories and 10% are from sustainable suppliers with the aim of having a minuscule environmental footprint and maximum social benefit. They say that through their production methods they save 22,046 pounds of materials from ending up in landfills, in comparison to the average manufacturer.

Why Are You Wearing Dirty Oil? Image: “Clothing Spill” by Savers. Credit: Ecouterre Co-Authored by Kathrine Nasteva CEO Lozena The reason I care about sustainable fashion isn’t that my wife is the founder of the eco and ethical fashion brand Lozena (although that helps).

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